ECTS - Introduction to Systems Engineering

Introduction to Systems Engineering (IE428) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Introduction to Systems Engineering IE428 3 0 0 3 5
Pre-requisite Course(s)
Course Language English
Course Type N/A
Course Level Bachelor’s Degree (First Cycle)
Mode of Delivery Face To Face
Learning and Teaching Strategies Lecture, Observation Case Study, Problem Solving, Team/Group, Project Design/Management.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
Course Assistants
Course Objectives This course is designed to help senior/junior students to tackle the design and development of new artifact, system, process and/or technology by carefully planning and executing the engineering design process.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Students will acquire knowledge of the nature of design activity and the systematic design methodology.
  • Students will be able to apply appropriate engineering methods for each design process.
  • Students will be able to discuss and apply principles of design and evaluation of products/services.
Course Content History of technology, determining the real design problem, generating innovative alternatives, and selecting an effective solution; systematic thinking and systematic approach; models and strategies for purposeful activities; decision making in design.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 History of technology
2 History of technology
3 Failure and Success Stories of Design
4 Failure and Success Stories of Design
5 Design Management
6 Design Management
7 Midterm
8 Systems Thinking and Systems Approach
9 Systems Thinking and Systems Approach
10 Systems Thinking and Systems Approach
11 Theory of Engineering Design
12 Theory of Engineering Design
13 Theory of Engineering Design
14 Theory of Decision Making
15 Theory of Decision Making
16 Final Examination Period


Course Book 1. Ders Notları
Other Sources 2. Cross, N., Engineering Design Methods, 3rd Edition, John Wiley & Sons, 2000.
3. Dieter, G., Engineering Design: A Materials and Processing Approach, McGraw-Hill, 2000.
4. Pahl , G., Beitz , W., Engineering Design: A Systematic Approach, Springer, 2001. Hyman, B., Fundamentals of Engineering Design, Prentice Hall.
5. Dym, C. L. and Little, P., Engineering Design: A Project-Based Introduction, John Wiley & Sons, 2004.
6. Petroski, H., Invention by Design, Harvard University Press, 1992.

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation - -
Laboratory - -
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics 3 30
Homework Assignments - -
Presentation - -
Project - -
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 1 30
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 40
Toplam 5 100
Percentage of Semester Work 60
Percentage of Final Work 40
Total 100

Course Category

Core Courses X
Major Area Courses
Supportive Courses
Media and Managment Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

The Relation Between Course Learning Competencies and Program Qualifications

# Program Qualifications / Competencies Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
2 An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
3 An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs
4 An ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams
5 An ability to identify, formulate and solve engineering problems
6 An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice
7 An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
8 An ability to communicate effectively
9 An understanding the impact of engineering solutions in a global and societal context and recognition of the responsibilities for social problems
10 A knowledge of contemporary engineering issues
11 Skills in project management and recognition of international standards and methodologies
12 Recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning

ECTS/Workload Table

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Total Workload
Course Hours (Including Exam Week: 16 x Total Hours) 16 3 48
Special Course Internship
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class 16 4 64
Presentation/Seminar Prepration
Homework Assignments
Quizzes/Studio Critics 3 1 3
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 1 5 5
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 5 5
Total Workload 125